can't find my site

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I try to call my site up on google and other search engines and it dosen't come up. What's wrong?
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joseph saladino

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Posted 7 years ago

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Justine

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Hello joseph,

You didn't mention your site's address so I wasn't able to test on my side, but if you have published it recently you will not be able to find it on the search engines immediately. The reason for this is because it takes time for new sites to be picked up and indexed by the search engines. Before Internet users will be able to find your site using the search box, your site will first need to be indexed by the search engines.

Indexing is the process of the search engine algorithm going through each of your website pages, making a copy of the page, and adding it to its index. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months and unfortunately, is out of our control. If you take a moment to imagine the millions of webpages on the Internet you can see why this can take some time.

Until your site is indexed, people will be able to find your site by putting your address, such as mysite.com, into the browser window at the very top of the page.

If you have previously been able to find your site in the search engines and this is a recent problem, if you don't mind sharing your site address on the forum, I can look into why this is happening. If you would prefer not to, you can mail that information to support@yola.com.